Yasin Bulut, Kurdish political activist and member of the Committee for Solidarity with Families of Martyrs of the Kurdistan Worker’s Party (PKK), was assassinated in the city of Sulaymaniya in Iraqi Kurdistan on 17 September, one day after Ferhat Barış Kondu, a political refugee and also a Kurdish political activist, was shot and wounded by masked assailants in his office in Sulaymaniya.
Immediately after the incident, the External Relations Committee of the PKK released a statement indicating that the assassination was a part of a series of recent attacks by the Turkish National Intelligence Agency (MİT) and its proxies targeting Kurdish patriots in Sulaymaniya.
Meanwhile Shanaz Îbrahîm Ahmed, director of the PUK Politburo also made a statement regarding the killing of Yasin Bulut. Ahmed demanded punishment for Bulut’s killers.
“I demand that the security forces of this city find those who committed this crime as soon as possible, that they are punished, that they are handed over to the court for execution of punishment. Sulaymaniya is the place of freedom, free thought, political struggle. Those with different views can also carry out activities here. The security forces are resonsible for their protection too,” she stated.
Today (18 September), Ejî Emîn, PUK Intelligence Forces Director of Information, announced the arrest of the main perpetrators of the attacks against Bulut and Kondu.
“The perpetrators of the attacks in Sulaimaniyah in the last two days have been caught. We will publicise detailed information about them in a short time,” he said.
Ejî Emîn said that they had important documents and information relating to the attacks, details of which they would also release to the public soon.